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Genuinely funny horror films that had you laughing out loud?

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Initial post: 9 Oct 2012 16:21:12 BDT
30D says:
I watched the zombie flick 'Wasting Away' the other night, wasn't expecting very much but just so happens that it is one SERIOUSLY funny film !!!

- Can you recommend any others ???

Posted on 9 Oct 2012 20:53:38 BDT
Shaun of the dead would be an obvious but still very true example. Still one of the funniest films of the last decade in my opinion. Zombieland for its characters and Planet Terror for its over the top gore as another two. And also Doghouse, a very underrated British zombie film.

But straying away from zombies, there's a little known slasher flick called Broken Lizard's Club Dread. Its not all there but there are some seriously funny parts, including a pacman related death sequence(I will say no more). There's also Cabin in the Woods (the marmite of recent slasher films, but i thought it was clever and the stoner character was hilarious), Hatchet (didn't do anything for me but others say its great) and even movies like Scream and Final Destination can be funny just in the way they and their characters are executed, if you'll excuse the pun.

Posted on 10 Oct 2012 23:16:38 BDT
Mattman says:
"Evil Dead 2", thought I would wet myself laughing in the cinema (me & 200 others, more laughs per minute than "Airplane - almost). "Misery", although not a "horror" in the truest sense, gets funnier every time I see it, a genuinely horrifying film made even more so by Kathy Bates' unhinged performance & James Caan's helplessness, "I love you Paul". "Dog Soldiers", a masterclass of low-budget film-making & ludicrously funny, boxing with werewolves, oh & "The Exorcist", however unintentionally, is side-splitting.

Posted on 11 Oct 2012 09:32:54 BDT
Cartimand says:
I like my horror to be spiced with ooodles of black humour. Amongst the movies that contained laugh-out-loud moments for me were:

Planet Terror
Bad Taste
American Werewolf in London
Evil Dead (2 & 3)
Hobo With a Shotgun
Small Town Folk
Repo Men
Ichi The Killer

Posted on 11 Oct 2012 19:35:17 BDT
I agree with most of what's already been offered, but if I could add Fido, which is achingly funny; Dance of the Dead; Tokyo Zombie (loses it's way about halfway through, but the first half is just side-splitting); Troll Hunter; Dead Snow; Funny Man; and Bubba Ho-tep.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Oct 2012 22:52:50 BDT
Lee says:
Tucker & Dale.
I really didn't fancy it as I was expecting a couple of annoying Bill and Ted type characters,but gave it a go as it was recommended to me.
Way better than Shaun of the Dead imo.

Posted on 15 Oct 2012 00:10:31 BDT
"The Host" (a Korean monster movie, not the Stephanie Meyer novel) cracked me up in a number of spots, particularly the scene where people picnicking along a riverbank notice the monster for the first time. I remember getting some chuckles out of "Deep Rising", too.

Going back a ways, "The Howling" has its funny moments, as does the original "Fright Night". In both cases, I suggest avoiding the sequels. Also, not sure if anyone would consider them actual horror movies, but the two "Gremlins" films are pretty funny, especially the second one. (Although the second one spends a good deal of time poking fun at a Ted Turner media mogul type analogue and so may be a bit dated at this point, the part where a couple of skeptical office employees dissect the "rules" of caring for Mogwai without turning them into Gremlins is hilarious.)

I agree with the previous recommendations of "Cabin in the Woods", "American Werewolf in London", "Troll Hunter", and "Bubba Ho-Tep", and of course "Shaun of the Dead".

Posted on 18 Oct 2012 15:49:23 BDT
Call me crazy but watched The Exorcist when I was 15 after finally convicing my dad that I could handle it, que the next few hours of me pissing my pants in hysterics at the movie and then my dad throwing me out of the room because it scared the crap out of him

The Exorcist was just comedy gold to me and had a direct line to my funny bone, still find it hilarious to this day ... yeah I've a fairly dark sense of humour but damn if that movie doesn't have some of the best one liners I don't know what does

Posted on 18 Oct 2012 20:09:48 BDT
Stephen Gallagher............"You're crazy"

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Oct 2012 20:34:24 BDT
Brandy says:
Not sure it's genuine horror..but Death Becomes Her, I thought was hilarious.

Scream 2 tried to be funny, just turned out rubbish.

Posted on 19 Oct 2012 12:01:27 BDT
Re animator and evil dead 3 used to have me in stiches sadly the haven't stool the test of time to great. Also Beetlejuice though not really a horror

Posted on 19 Oct 2012 13:26:22 BDT
My suggestion would be Frankenhooker and any of the other horror film by Frank Henenlotter especially Bad Biology (a drug fuelled demonic phallus that can detach itself and attack women!). Also Teeth was another film that was funny in a horrid/weird sort of way.

Posted on 20 Oct 2012 11:49:35 BDT
D.S.Dk. says:
Peter Jacksons "Bad Taste"

Posted on 20 Oct 2012 12:00:02 BDT
"Theatre of Blood" is comical and brilliant.

Posted on 20 Oct 2012 16:31:09 BDT
Brandy says:
Scream 2 was funny, that's why I did not like it as much as the original..If anyone likes humour in their Horror, then Scream 2 is worth a watch.
Just come to me..Theater of Death (Vincent Price) was funny at times, I am thinking of the poodle scene.

Posted on 21 Oct 2012 17:19:40 BDT
You mean Theatre Of Blood. Yes, the poodle scene is very funny and by far the best scene in the film. Makes me want to puke every time I see it!

Posted on 21 Oct 2012 17:26:46 BDT
All the Warwick Davis Leprechaun films are hilarious and fit into the "so bad it's good" category. From Dusk Till Dawn is one of the best vampire movies and is really fun! Black Sheep, Jack Frost (Not the Michael Keaton one), Creepshow, Fright Night (1985), Killer Clwns From Outer Space, Dead Snow, Rumplestilskin, and Tremors are hilarious as well. Also check out The Toxic Avenger.

Posted on 21 Oct 2012 18:00:21 BDT
D.S.Dk. says:
Forgot all about Black Sheep. Very funny!

Posted on 21 Oct 2012 18:25:26 BDT
Will says:
Severance. Danny Dyer has some killer lines!

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Oct 2012 18:35:47 BDT
Brandy says:
Yes: It was Theatre Of Blood. I thought the poodle scene was quite funny, a good film which I am due to re-watch.
Bet the guy eating his dog pie, was more in need of a puke, than you lol.

Posted on 25 Oct 2012 00:36:13 BDT
Of course - The Abominable Doctor Phibes! That outstanding moment with the brass unicorn head and 'hang on, he's got a left-hand thread...'

Posted on 25 Oct 2012 14:33:42 BDT
Brandy says:
Most Vincent Price films, even his darkest had a tad of humour, although be-it dark..

Posted on 12 Nov 2012 00:18:47 GMT
sovay says:
Cockneys vs zombies is the funniest zomcom ever, even more funny than Shaun of the dead! I watched it with some friends and we were all laughing out loud. But as well as being funny it has plenty of B&G in it too. Well worth watching.

Posted on 21 Nov 2012 20:37:02 GMT
Nikitasgold says:
The Revenant so funny yet very gory give it a watch you will not be disappointed

Posted on 21 Nov 2012 21:56:57 GMT
CDComics says:
Black Sheep, urvine killers, brilliant first 30 minutes...
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